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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 18, 2014 11:02pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Is it acceptable to put .exe and .msi files into the text archive?

I did not understand why you are using the executable files, but I hope you understand that using any executable format for books greatly limits the books’ use because of the following reasons:

(i) The executable may be opened on only some systems. (So, e.g., exe files cannot be opened on Android.)
(ii) The executable will soon become obsolete. (Can you be sure that your exe files can be opened 20 years from now? And even if you can open them, who will bother to run an emulator?)
(iii) They cannot be understood and used by standard systems. (They cannot be ‘derived’, for example, to other formats, and certainly not automatically. So if it were a PDF, you could hope that 10 years from now IA will have a Croatian OCR in place, and get the text out of it and your file will then show-up in search engine results. With exe, and even zip files, you can be sure that no such thing will happen.)
(iv) And anyway, even amongst those who can open the files, very few will actually download an executable from an anonymous source. (concern about viruses, etc.)

If these are programs to unencrypt, etc, they should go to the Software section, not Texts.

This post was modified by aibek on 2014-01-19 07:02:17

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Poster: Aaron96 Date: Jan 19, 2014 2:15am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Is it acceptable to put .exe and .msi files into the text archive?

Thanks, but I had got the mods to move my .exe & .msi files to their appropriate directories already.

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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 19, 2014 3:29am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Is it acceptable to put .exe and .msi files into the text archive?

Fine. Actually, I had nothing better to do when I wrote that, and was hoping that I (or someone else) will be able to reference the post when the question arises again!

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Poster: Aaron96 Date: Jan 19, 2014 4:37am
Forum: texts Subject: Another question

Besides that, is it acceptable to put an encrypted personal collection files (which might include but not limited to texts, pictures and vids), with the extension .axx, into the text collection?

Sorry for wasting your time, but my aforementioned personal collection had some works which I had created when I was a child, so I am very concerned about issues related to the collection.

This post was modified by Tomquah on 2014-01-19 12:37:59

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Jan 19, 2014 11:58am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Another question

the archive is intended to have content that people can share and use, not necessarily as a private archive for just the uploader's use. please keep that in mind. as the motto says..."Universal Access To All Knowledge". thanks.

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Poster: Aaron96 Date: Jan 21, 2014 4:04am
Forum: texts Subject: After I had put the collection

I might share the encryption key, either by direct or hidden form, depending on the situation.

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Poster: Aaron96 Date: Jan 20, 2014 3:43am
Forum: texts Subject: My final question

I am sorry but I didn't found a forum dedicated to the Terms of Use, so I will ask it right here.

So, if a user had his Web Archive account suspended because he had uploaded a content which is deemed a violation of the Terms of Use (e.g. violating copyright or unauthorized posting of personal information about others), would his remaining content, assuming that those didn't violate the Terms of Use, stay on the Archive?

This post was modified by Tomquah on 2014-01-20 11:43:44

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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 20, 2014 6:30am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: My final question

If nothing is mentioned in the ToU, it simply means that there is no hard-and-fast rule about it. And anyway, why would you expect one, for even places where you’d pay for hosting files often insert a “we reserve the right to stop hosting your file with our liability limited to the returning the money paid”. What happens in any particular case would obviously depend on fortuitous circumstances -- a bad basis for any plan!

Ensuring continued availability is a very costly business. You may lower your IA risks by separating the dubious and non-dubious stuff into two accounts, but please check first whether that is consistent with ToU.

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Poster: Aaron96 Date: Jan 20, 2014 7:30am
Forum: texts Subject: Actually

Because I am only a teen, I can't fully understand what did you meant, so, please explain it in a simpler terms, while trying to prevent from ever going off-point.

Also, I would like Mr Kaplan to help me clarify the issue.

This post was modified by Tomquah on 2014-01-20 15:30:22

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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 20, 2014 8:39pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Actually

Hi Tomquah

I meant to say that there is no way at all of making sure that the files you upload to IA will be available when you want to access them. A lot of things can happen in between: your files may be mistakenly identified as spam, IA policies may change, etc. All you can do is to reduce your risks, and I offered a suggestion to do just that.

Also:
I have falsely been accused of going off-point, My Lord! I never went off the point! (And now I need to return to my own business.)

But:
For a teen you write pretty well. (--> this however is off-topic.)

This post was modified by aibek on 2014-01-21 04:39:08

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Poster: Aaron96 Date: Jan 21, 2014 4:00am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Actually

But I just want to make sure that you will stick to the point in your simplified answer, because I just can't understand what you are really meaning in the original response.

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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 21, 2014 5:29am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Actually

Suit yourself, etc. You wouldn’t find me answering any other question you ask.

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Poster: aibek Date: Jan 22, 2014 1:12am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Actually

In light of your other post (which you later deleted): I may have misinterpreted your “But I just want to make sure, etc.” reply. If so, my apologies.

Also, I agree that much of what I have said in this post is a little elliptical †. (But that was because I originally thought that you were a grown-up man.)

Can we both go home now?

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† Ellipsis \El*lip"sis\ ([e^]l*l[i^]p"s[i^]s), n.; pl. {Ellipses} ([e^]l*l[i^]p"s[=e]z). [L., fr. Gr. 'e`lleipsis a leaving, defect, fr. 'ellei`pein to leave in, fall short; 'en in +lei`pein to leave. See {In}, and {Loan}, and cf. {Ellipse}.]

1. (Gram.) Omission; a figure of syntax, by which one or more words, which are obviously understood, are omitted; as, the virtues I admire, for, the virtues which I admire.

[1913 Webster]

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Poster: Aaron96 Date: Jan 23, 2014 4:28am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Actually

Yes